DCP - HD - 2016 - USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland - 93 Min - Color / Black & White
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Je ne suis pas votre nègre (original title)
A film by Raoul Peck
With the voice of Samuel L. Jackson
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, Director Raoul Peck's I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image (and reality) of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
Raoul Peck’s complex body of work includes films “The Man by the Shore” (Competition Cannes 1993); “Lumumba” (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2000, also bought and aired by HBO); He directed and produced “Sometimes in April” for HBO (Berlinale 2005); “Moloch Tropical” (Toronto 2009, Berlin 2010); and his latest film “Murder in Pacot” (Toronto 2014, Berlin 2015).
His documentaries include “Lumumba, Death of a Prophet” (1990); “Desounen” (1994, BBC); “Fatal Assistance” (Berlinale, Hot Docs 2013) supported by the Sundance Institute and Britdoc Foundation (UK), broadcasted on major TV channels (Canal+, ARTE, etc.)
He served as jury member at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is presently chairman of the National French film school La Femis, and is the subject of numerous retrospectives worldwide. In 2001, the Human Rights Watch Organization awarded him with the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award.
He recently completed shooting his latest feature film, “The Young Karl Marx”, a $10-million European coproduction, shot in Germany and Belgium (produced by Velvet Film, in coproduction with Agat Films).
1988 - Haitian Corner Locarno 1988, Forum - Berlin 1988
1993 - The Man by the Shore Official Competition Cannes Film Festival, 1993
2000 - Lumumba Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2000
2005 - Sometimes in April (HBO) Official Competition Berlin, 2005
2009 - Moloch Tropical (ARTE) Toronto, Dubai 2009; Berlin, Tribeca 2010.
2014 - Murder in Pacot Toronto 2014, Berlin 2015
2017 - The Young Karl Marx (Canal+, France Télévisions, SWR, RTBF) Script by Pascal Bonitzer and Raoul Peck. Velvet Film, Agat Films (France), RohFilm (Germany), Artémis Productions (Belgium)
1991 - Lumumba - Death of a Prophet Award for Best Documentary, Festival de Fribourg 1992, New York Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel
1994 - Desounen, Dialogue with Death (BBC, ARTE)
1994 - Haiti, Silence of the Dogs (ARTE)
2001 - Profit and nothing but! (ARTE, RTBF)
2013 - Fatal Assistance (ARTE, Canal+ Overseas, RTBF, RTS, Sundance Documentary Film program, Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation) Berlin, San Francisco, Hot Docs 2013
2016 - I Am Not Your Negro (ARTE, Independent Lens, RTS, RTBF) TIFF 2016
1997 - It’s all about love Festival de Montréal
2006 - L’Affaire Villemin (6x60’, ARTE, France 3) Price of the Union of French Critics
2008 - L’école du Pouvoir (4x60’, CANAL+, ARTE) Festival Européen des 4 Ecrans
Original language: English
Produced by: Velvet Film, Inc. (USA), Velvet Film (France), Artémis Productions, Close Up Films
In coproduction with: ARTE France, Independent Television Service (ITVS)
With the participation of: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), RTS Radio, Télévision Suisse, RTBF (Télévision belge), Shelter Prod
With the support of: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Cinereach, PROCIREP – Société des Producteurs, ANGOA, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax Shelter Incentive of the Federal Government of Belgium, Cinéforom , Loterie Romande
Magnolia Films (USA); Karma Films (Spain); Feltrinelli (Italy); Imovision (Brazil); Joint Entertainment (Taiwan), Midas Filmes (Portugal), Altitude Films (UK), Salzgeber (Germany)...
Best Documentary Feature Award – Philadelphia Film Festival 2016
Best Writing – IDA Creative Recognition Award 2016
Best Documentary – LA Film Critics Award 2016
Best Documentary – The San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2016
Best Documentary – South-eastern Film Critics Association 2016
Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary – Berlinale 2017
Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury – Berlinale 2017
Best Documentary Award – Luxembourg City Film Festival 2017
Stephan Jarl International Documentary Award – Tempo Documentary Festival 2017
Amnesty International Award – Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017
Gilda Vieira de Mello Prize – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)
Toronto International Film Festival -TIFF DOCS 2016
Panorama - Berlinale 2017